Tyler Hozie of St. Louis, Mo., is the recipient of a scholarship from Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) in recognition of his efforts and achievements at William Woods University.
Money for the $1,125 scholarship came from Edward Jones, which donated $18,000 to provide scholarships to students attending one of the 16 MCF-member campuses.
To be eligible for the Edward Jones Scholarship, students must be enrolled in a business-related, degree-seeking program and must be considered outstanding because of activities and achievements at the university.
Hozie is a senior at William Woods, majoring in management information systems. Born in Garland, Texas, he was raised in Rockwall, Texas and now lives in St. Louis. Hozie carries a 3.5 GPA and is a member of the William Woods soccer team and S.W.A.T. (Student Website Advancement Team).
During his junior year, Hozie and two other students won the Academic Service Learning Award from William Woods for their achievement with the movie their S.W.A.T. group had created for Lewis Baumgartner. The movie consisted of videos and pictures from his comedic stand-up and was compiled for him to take around the country and show to groups.
Dr. Linda Davis, Hozie’s advisor, calls him “one of those rare students who excels beyond the normal boundaries that are set.”